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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does dog training typically cost?

The average cost of dog training ranges from $60 to $155 per hour. But, your dog’s training might cost more or less depending on a number of different factors. For example, you might pay less if you schedule group classes instead of private instruction. The type of training (aggressive behavior, basic obedience, off-leash training, etc.) could have different prices as well. 

Get an exact cost estimate by contacting several dog trainers near you

Learn more about dog training cost factors.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a dog trainer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Utilize as many digital means as necessary when setting up appointments or consultations with dog trainers near you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the best way to begin is by conducting a search for dog trainers online. Compare services side by side, and ask each dog trainer you contact if it’s possible to schedule a consultation or appointment completely virtually. During this time, you should also discuss strategies for completing training and payments through digital means.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a dog trainer when social distancing?

Current CDC guidelines state, “Do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household.” It also explains that more studies are needed to understand if and how animals could be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and how this might affect human health.

If you’re uncomfortable with hiring a dog trainer right now, you can reach out to dog trainers in your area to see if they will let you book an appointment in the future when social distancing guidelines are lifted. Or, ask if they offer virtual or remote services.

If you do decide to hire a pro to train your dog in person, limit any physical contact with the trainer. Stay 6 feet apart, sanitize items and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.   

Is dog training worth the money?

Dog training can be a highly rewarding investment for most dog owners. With dog training, you can establish a better, healthier relationship with your dog, who will learn to understand your commands and wishes. Your frustration levels may decrease, and you might be able to resume activities you’ve put off, such as having people over or taking your dog to public places (though, this is hard to guarantee because each dog is unique). 

Just remember that no amount of dog training will pay off if you don’t practice and follow the directions the dog trainer gives you. Consistency is the most important factor.

Is it ever too late to start training a dog?

It’s never too late to train your dog — “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a myth. Whether you adopt an older dog from the shelter or simply want to have a better relationship with your elderly dog, hiring a dog trainer can be a good investment.

What do professional dog trainers do?

Dog trainers can perform a range of activities, ranging from training law enforcement dogs to working with therapy dogs or search-and-rescue dogs. However, most people hire dog trainers for obedience training. This is largely a process of training the human — much of how a dog interprets our behaviors, commands, tone and body language is counterintuitive at first. The trainer will typically come to your home to observe your relationship with your dog, teach you how to train a command and give you guidance for reinforcing it.

Can I use digital payments to pay for dog training?

Many professional dog trainers accept digital payments instead of cash or check. One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it is encouraging companies and services to onboard digital platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo and Square Cash as a means of curbing virus transmission risk.

When you contact dog trainers near you, ask if they’ll accept digital payments. This information is also typically available on their online profiles.

How can I find out if a dog trainer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Guidelines on essential services are constantly being updated by local and federal government agencies. To see which services qualify as essential COVID-19 service providers, start with your city or state’s government website.

A reliable list of federal guidelines is available on CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  .

Do dog trainers offer remote or virtual services?

Although dog training is traditionally performed in person, the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused some professional dog trainers to move to remote training and virtual services. You can contact dog trainers near you to ask about the possibility of remote or virtual services. Also, ask whether all aspects of the process can be digital, including payment.

Does a dog trainer need to enter my home?

Depending on the type of dog training you need, a dog trainer may need to enter your home. Many behaviors that need to be corrected are associated with the dog being in the house. However, some types of training can take place virtually or even outside while observing safe social distancing practices.

Start by asking dog trainers in your area if they’ll perform a video consultation instead of an in-person one, and ask if they need to enter your home.

Reviews for Orlando dog trainers
Denise V.
Sandro is so complete in his training; very patient. He makes it easier for me to understand why he is training me to do the things that work so well for my two dogs. He knows how to work with dogs and communicate proper training techniques effectively to their owners. Sandro is passionate and professional in his approach, and I highly recommend him. I look forward to seeing more results.
Happy Tails Learning CenterHappy Tails Learning Center
Stacy d.
Stated many times they were sick yet they were posting on Instagram until the day they blocked us. They cancelled numerous times and then just stopped responding. If you have a dog that you love and want to actually get help with, these are not the folks to hire. They are sales people not dog trainers. Absolutely disappointed anyone would call themselves a trainer of any sort and then be so irresponsible. Do not hire, waste of time and money.
K9 connection  LLCK9 connection LLC
Danielle C.
Denise has been working me for a couple of weeks now and i am more the satisfied! She has improved my dogs behave and gave me so much information. I recommend her services to anyone looking for dog training. Great price and great service.
The Pawsitive  SolutionThe Pawsitive Solution
Neena n.
He is very punctual about time. Also he is very professional the way he teaches how to train our pet. It is like miracle. The dog learns so quick.
Happy Tails Learning CenterHappy Tails Learning Center
Bre P.
Denise is AMAZING. We had previously seen another trainer but were unsatisfied with the work, especially at a $100 an hour rate. Denise is down to earth, affordable, and remarkably easy to work with. It is obvious she loves dogs and in just two lessons has made a phenomenal difference in our dog, Wrangler.
The Pawsitive  SolutionThe Pawsitive Solution
Janet C.
Scott is a great guy who I would highly recommend for one on one dog training. Very professional, responds quickly to text messages if you experience any issues and is always on time.
Gelert K-9Gelert K-9
Brandon S.
Mr Santos is an amazing dog trainer. He walked into my home with respect from day one. My dog immediately took to him and has become the most obidient pup I have ever owned. His knowledge is soo worth the money and he truly cares about you and your pup. Thank you sir!
Happy Tails Learning CenterHappy Tails Learning Center
Laurie m.
Sandros was an excellent trainer for both my puppy and me. My dog responded very well to the training schedule he designed for us weekly, and he was always patient and encouraging with me as he taught me the correct way to handle our pup both at home and in public. Sandros provided a hands on one hour session weekly in my home using all Covid-19 precautions and was available 24/7 with any questions that would arise between appointments. I would highly recommend Sandros and Happy Tails training.
Happy Tails Learning CenterHappy Tails Learning Center
Jamie S.
Communicate. We had an appointment scheduled for dog training. He asked that morning if we could reschedule, so I altered plans to do so and settled on a new date and time. He never showed up, wouldn't answer calls or messages, then blocked me on IG. It's so upsetting because we were really excited to hire him to help train our puppy. Dont waste your time!
K9 connection  LLCK9 connection LLC
Taylor R.
I haven’t met her yet, due to unforeseen health issues with my dog, but she has checked in with us DAILY. Asking for updates and giving us tips/ advice on how to improve his health. You can tell she really does it for the animals. I think it was her advice that helped heal Red as quickly as he did, and now we can begin training.
The Pawsitive  SolutionThe Pawsitive Solution
Breanna H.
Literally life changing, thought I was going to have to get rid of my dog because I couldn’t afford $$$$ to board him somewhere to train and I had no idea wat I was going to do. The hands on work and depth of knowledge given from Scott is just amazing and the best thing that has happened for my families relationship with our pets. Genuinely cares about helping you and your dog so that you can help understand each other and live together cohesively. We have learned so much in just a couple sessions that otherwise not knowing we would’ve gotten rid of our baby and he would became another statistic. Thank you so much !! ♥️🐶🐾🦴
Gelert K-9Gelert K-9
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